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U.S. Forest Service Planning Prescribed Burns - Brevard NC


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 10:17am

The U.S. Forest Service is planning five prescribed burns on the Pisgah Ranger District in the coming months to reduce the risk of wildfires.

The low- to medium-intensity burns also create healthier, more diverse and more resilient forests that can better support wildlife, according to a press release.

The following burns are scheduled:

•Transylvania – Bear Pen (1,500 acres).

•Transylvania and Henderson counties – Pink Beds (2,000 acres).

•Haywood – Balds (550 acres) and Sams Knob (200 acres).

•Buncombe – Bent Creek (117 acres).

The dates for the burns and the actua...

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